I was going to get up at 6am this morning to up to Loveland and help officiate the race. However, for some bizzare reason, my alarm clock failed to function properly and I ended up sleeping until 7:30ish. I was fortunate enough to be able to get a ride up with Andre, who was going up to A-Basin, just 10 minutes past Loveland, so it ended up working out ok. I got their at 11ish, so I ended up just watching and taking some photos, still pretty fun though.
I forgot to mention yesterday that I also went and purchased my Colorado 10 Pass. This bad boy allows me to ski at any of the Vail owned resorts and A-Basin for only 37.90 a day. Sweet deal!
If you read my blog on a somewhat regular basis, you should know that I’ve been learning how to Telemark. Well, I went up to A-Basin today with Andre Papineau and we hit the slopes. We went in for lunch and on our way out, I checked out this booth that was demoing ski’s. As it turned out, they had a pair of Atomic TM:X’s with AT Bindings that I tried. So I skiing on those for the rest of the day. First in Alpine mode just to get used to the ski, which is a Telemark ski, not any alpine ski. It was very light. And then I spent the next few hours Telemarking.
So, the ski’s were pretty good, I thought they were a little light. I had some chattering on the tips, so I would want to stick with slightly heavier and stiffer ski. But, I think I might have to get a set of AT Bindings and maybe throw them on my ski’s. I wonder what eBay has?